When Tara Mull Hamilton authored a moving poem to pay tribute to her Aunt, Kim Beverly, no one in their family could have predicted the impact The Woman in Pink would make in the lives of people in our region. The Woman in Pink is synonymous with breast cancer victims and survivors who have suffered the loss of their hair after undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
The sketch of The Woman in Pink, created by Kim Beverly, a two time breast cancer survivor and now champion for empowering women faced with the same battle, depicts the image of a bald woman with incredible courage and reminds us it isn’t about hair. It’s about s”HAIR”ing hope, embracing what is a challenging episode in the lives of cancer victims, and finding the beauty within … without hair. Kim, her sister, Paige Golding, and sister-in-law, Deborah Mull are taking The Woman in Pink a step further this year as they celebrate with an Open House event for The Woman in Pink Wig Boutique on October 3rd from 11am – 3pm in the It’s a Girl Thing Salon located at 315 E. Second Avenue in Gastonia, NC.
Recognizing the emotional toll hair loss had on her self-confidence, and witnessing the same gut-wrenching outcome for other victims of cancer, Kim and crew are now ambassadors of hope, healing, restoration and newfound strength. Kim attributes this strength to her profound faith in God. Armed with inspirational scripture, she is using her experiences to help other women in Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland counties who have lost their hair while undergoing chemotherapy by supplying them with a wig. Each wig comes with a customized fitting, a wig stand, wig hair care products and a wig brush or comb, as well as customized wig styling and a shave or haircut … all FREE of charge! A service like this costs the non-profit roughly $100.00 per client. In an effort to fund their cause, they have developed a “Hero Wall,” which will serve as a tribute to individuals who have battled cancer. Sponsorships cost $100.00 and showcase a 3×7 high quality, silver reflective nameplate in memoriam or in honor of a loved one. Prior to opening, the wall already has eight individuals being honored.
Consultations for a wig take approximately an hour and a half, so Kim stresses the importance of calling ahead to schedule an appointment. The number is 704.914.8983. “This is an emotional experience and we are here to nurture each woman by praying and showing her she is beautiful without the hair, but helping her feel beautiful again by providing her with a wig. We want her to look in the mirror and see herself as God sees her, ‘fearfully and wonderfully made…’ (Psalm 139:14).” After losing her hair twice, Kim is a bit of an expert on the subject. She is certainly an expert at finding the silver lining and inspiring others to do the same.
The Woman in Pink Wig Boutique is a 501©(3)non-profit organization. Every donation is 100% tax deductible. Those interested in making a contribution should visit their website http://www.thewomaninpink.com/ and select the Donations Tab, or make checks payable to:
The Woman in Pink and mail to PO Box 550536 Gastonia, NC 28055-0536